Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Wells Fargo
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol WFC)
Headquartered in: 
California
Major Industry: 
financial services
Specific Industry: 
banking
Penalty total since 2000: 
$21,102,241,886
Number of records: 
148
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
financial offenses$15,585,037,16773
competition-related offenses$3,148,000,0003
government-contracting-related offenses$1,204,046,7862
consumer-protection-related offenses$697,264,96518
employment-related offenses$467,370,96848
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
mortgage abuses$5,625,783,6717
banking violation$3,700,832,38615
toxic securities abuses$3,637,750,0007
fraud$3,000,000,0001
investor protection violation$2,375,262,74231
Notes: 

Parent-subsidiary linkages are based on relationships current as of the latest revision listed in the Update Log, which may vary from what was the case when a violation occurred. The penalty totals are adjusted to account for the fact that the individual entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. The totals are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

Associated Names: 

AG EDWARDS; AG EDWARDS AND SONS; Evergreen Investment Management Company LLC; FIRST UNION BANK; First Union Securities, Inc.; Norwest Investment Services, Inc.; PRUDENTIAL SECURITIES; STRONG CAPITAL MGT; WACHOVIA; Wachovia Capital Markets, LLC; WACHOVIA FINANCIAL SVC; WACHOVIA NATIONAL BANK NA; WELLS FARGO; WELLS FARGO BANK 1692; WELLS FARGO BANK NA D / B / A WELLS FARGO DEALER SVC; WELLS FARGO BANK NA MUNICIPAL PROD GROUP; WELLS FARGO BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LL [...]

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For an overview of this company's accountability track record, read its Corporate Rap Sheet here.

Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.


Individual Penalty Records:

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Companysort icon Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amount
Wells Fargo Bank employment screening violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $12,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank consumer protection violation 2011 CT-AG $741,465
Wells Fargo Bank mortgage abuses 2015 MA-AG $675,000
Wells Fargo Bank mortgage abuses 2015 MD-AG $13,800,000
Wells Fargo Bank privacy violation 2016 CA-AG $8,500,000
Wells Fargo Bank consumer protection violation 2015 NY-DFS $4,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank False Claims Act and related 2008 USAO $4,046,786
Wells Fargo Bank wage and hour violation 2016 WHD $38,230
WELLS FARGO BANK #1692 workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $12,000
Wells Fargo Bank N.A workplace whistleblower retaliation 2017 OSHA $5,400,000
Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Servicemembers Civil Relief Act 2016 DOJ_RIGHTS $4,100,000
Wells Fargo Bank N.A. banking violation 2018 OCC $500,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank N.A. consumer protection violation 2018 CFPB $500,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank N.A. benefit plan administrator violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $62,500,000
Wells Fargo Bank N.A. bankruptcy professional violation 2015 DOJ_UTP $81,600,000
Wells Fargo Bank N.A. banking violation 2018 MULTI-AG $575,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank N.A. employment discrimination 2019 OFCCP $283,697
Wells Fargo Bank N.A. wage and hour violation 2019 WHD $57,675
Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Municipal Products Group investor protection violation 2016 SEC $440,000
Wells Fargo Bank N.A., d/b/a Wells Fargo Dealer Services Servicemembers Civil Relief Act 2017 DOJ_RIGHTS $5,400,000
Wells Fargo Bank NA wage and hour violation 2011 WHD $31,770
Wells Fargo Bank, N. A. Family and Medical Leave Act 2016 WHD $11,874
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A economic sanction violation 2010 OFAC $67,500
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. banking violation 2016 OCC $70,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. data submission deficiencies 2016 CFTC $400,000
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. employment discrimination 2014 EEOC $290,000
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. toxic securities abuses 2018 DOJ_CIVIL $2,090,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. investor protection violation 2019 CFTC $14,475,000
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. economic sanction violation 2013 OFAC $23,937
Wells Fargo Bank, National Association banking violation 2015 OCC $4,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank, National Association banking violation 2011 OCC $34,500,000
Wells Fargo Bank, National Association False Claims Act and related 2016 DOJ_CIVIL $1,200,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank, National Association toxic securities abuses 2013 FHFA $869,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank, National Association banking violation 2009 OCC $51,205
Wells Fargo Bank, National Association banking violation 2005 OCC $115,000
Wells Fargo Bank, National Association wage and hour violation 2004 WHD $228,209
Wells Fargo Bank, National Association Servicemembers Civil Relief Act 2016 OCC $20,000,000
Wells Fargo Clearing Services and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network investor protection violation 2020 SEC $35,000,000
Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC investor protection violation 2019 SEC $17,363,847
WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL BANK banking violation 2009 FDIC $125,000
Wells Fargo Financial Bank consumer protection violation 2003 NY-AG $33,500
Wells Fargo Financial Leasing, Inc. consumer protection violation 2005 MULTI-AG $10,000,000
Wells Fargo Financial Texas, Inc. employment discrimination 2003 EEOC $110,000
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage discriminatory practices (non-employment) 2014 HUD $5,000,000
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc. consumer protection violation 2003 CA-SCCDA $25,000
Wells Fargo Insurance Services wage and hour violation 2015 private lawsuit-federal $2,000,000
Wells Fargo Securities investor protection violation 2019 SEC $812,500
Wells Fargo Securities LLC toxic securities abuses 2011 SEC $11,000,000
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